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Human pheromones: RNA-mediated theory killers

social interaction and brain

A Fear of Pheromones Excerpt: WHAT are we going to do if it turns out that we have pheromones? What on earth would we be doing with such things? With the richness of speech, and all our new devices for…
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Model organisms: the birds and the bees

social interaction and brain

Bird Genomes Abound Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds. By Ruth Williams | December 11, 2014 Excerpt: “Birds are model organisms for a number of human behaviors and conditions—For example, Jarvis compares vocal learning in birds and…
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MiRNAs methylation and ecological adaptation sans mutations

human-evolution

MiRNAs methylation and ecological adaptation sans mutations  “Our 2003 Molecular and Cellular Biology paper …opened the mechanistic ‘black box’ of the developmental origins of adult disease susceptibility, and firmly placed the word, epigenetics, in the vernacular of this research field.”  — Randy…
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Genes not culture drive humans forward (an antithetical approach)

Epigenetic influences of nutrition and socialization on intracellular signalling pathways link epigenetic cause directly to gene activation and stochastic gene expression are required for genetically predisposed phenotypic changes in the body and behavior of organisms from microbes to man.